If you have a previously installed version of vCloud Director, verify that the vApps can communicate with the virtual machine and external network IP addresses.

About this task

Application Services supports deploying virtual machines to directly connected and NAT-routed networks. Use IPPOOL addressing for deployed virtual machines to communicate with the Application Services server over the network.


DHCP addressing for directly connected networks is not supported.



  1. From the vCloud Director user interface, create a vApp with one virtual machine.
  2. In the vCloud organization that you map to the Application Services cloud provider, verify that the virtual machines in the vCloud organization have a vCloud network configuration that allows them to connect to the Application Services appliance.
  3. Deploy the vApp.
  4. Use the VMRC plug-in to connect to the virtual machines and verify that they can ping an external IP.
  5. Open TCP ports so that the deployed virtual machines can reach the Application Services appliance.

What to do next

Download and deploy the Application Services appliance. See Deploy the Application Services Appliance in vCloud Director.